Source
Central bank

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

International Reserves

US$ 507 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 5 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

8 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
5.2% 2.3% 1.2% 4.1% 2.3% 2.4% 3.5% 4.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
4.8% 5.9% 5.6% 6.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 701 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,136 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 27.6% 
  • industry: 33.7% 
  • services: 38.7% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.6% 2.6% 2.0% 3.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
47.3% 44.0% 45.2% 43.3% 43.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.1% -3.4% -6.6% -5.3% -4.4%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Togo

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -535 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-10.917% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

39.4% (2011)

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

Total exports

US$982.20 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

reexports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa

Total imports

US$1.677 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products

Exports - major partners

India 14.2%, Lebanon 10.6%, Burkina Faso 7.6%, Benin 7.5%, China 6.1%, Niger 5.8%, Netherlands 5.2%, Ghana 4.4% (2012)

Imports - major partners

China 40.4%, Netherlands 7.9%, France 5.4%, UK 5.3% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$728 million US$94 million US$84 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$1,264 million US$35 million US$37 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$0 US$353 million US$-5 million US$0
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 157 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 168 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 153 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 159 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 147 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 110 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 172 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 114 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 96 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 111 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 152  Score: 49.9 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC 0

Total area

56,785 sq km

Capital

Lome

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)

Government type

republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule

Languages

French (official, the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

Religions

Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
3.581 million 4.849 million 6.306 million 6.998 million 7.97 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
10.1% 25% 33% 39%
Population median age

 19.6 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.71% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

64.06 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

60.4% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

72.8% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

46.0 (2011)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 4
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.9%   Mobile  62.5% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

4.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Lome 105th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.2 (2010)

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